Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

Is it OK to Combine Painkillers, Blood Thinners?

Friday, 11 Apr 2014 04:25 PM

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.

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Question: I am on blood thinners. Is it OK to also take a painkiller for teeth pain?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Blood thinners generally are not affected by narcotic painkillers used for dental pain. But the regular use of ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin or naproxen (Aleve) should be avoided when on blood thinners, because they can increase the risk of adverse reactions.
 
Even so, one or two doses won't have significant side effects in most patients, but I still counsel against their use unless prescribed intentionally by your primary physician.

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